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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Morning with the real estate ads..............

Good Sunday Morning!! :)

My Sunday morning tradition lately, is waking up with a good cup of coffee, making my kids breakfast, then sitting down at the computer to check out the real estate options for my area. I really love my neighborhood, and my house is decent, but with my love of interior design, I'm just ready to start new. The problem is, I never seem to find anything that I'm in love with.
This is my home.............
It's a cute little cottage,(my landscaping obviously needs some sprucing!), and I'm happy here until something better comes along. Right now the only options seem to be ranch style fixer uppers, and lots of split foyers. My dream homes, of course via my pinterest boards, are more along these lines............












Common theme seems to be a front porch! What we'll probably end up doing is building, but then finding the perfect lot is another story. For now, I need to be patient, and enjoy my little neck of the woods. And until then, I'll keep on looking!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Paint............

What a day............ What I thought was productive and fun, turned into a bit of a bummer, all because I picked the wrong paint color. :( Our lower level bathroom has been partially unfinished for about three years now. The walls were done, and I had painted colors that I thought would be awesome, but now that we're finally ready to finish that room, I changed my mind. Originally I was going to for a navy, white, and dark wood theme, that would kind of mimic the gorgeous boats that I've seen in my Coastal Living magazines. I had painted the ceiling a deep navy blue, and the walls white. With the thoughts of possibly putting my house on the market, I decided I should go with something safer. My super painter mom came down and helped me today. She painted the ceiling three coats of a color called Marshmallow from Sherwin Williams, while I was at the dentist with my son. I'm SO appreciative!! Then we painted the walls a color called Sanddollar. The walls in the family room are painted Beach House Tan, so I thought that color would be a nice compliment. As we began, I commented that the color looked a little peachy to me, but I thought once it dried, I'd be happier with it. No such luck. Then to make matters worse, my husband came home and said it looked peachy-pinky. (His exact words.) So right now, I'm bummed at the fact that I spent $50 on a gallon of paint that I don't really like. We have a marble counter top that is a beige with some dark brown speckling and it just doesn't really look nice with the current wall color. I did happen to have almost a whole gallon of Portabello from Sherwin Williams that I had used in my main level great room, and as much as I didn't want to put the same color downstairs, I think it's actually going to look really nice in there. Luckily for me, my mom is very patient and understanding, and offered to come down and help me repaint.
And speaking of paint, I've also been wondering how hard it would be to paint exterior brick. I was supposed to look at a home on Monday, (Just had a message from my realtor saying we couldn't get in for another week....another bummer.), but it's brick that I'm not sure I'm super fond of. I can't wait to see the inside, because I've seen the woman who owns the home. Her outfits are always super cute and so well accessorized, that I imagine her home is the same. Anyway, I'm wondering if I love the interior, if we can paint the exterior brick to match my tastes. I went to google to see what I could find on the matter, and happened upon this great home in Atlanta. I love the exterior and the interior, so wanted to save it here.














The colors are similar to my wall colors. I wish I had the gorgeous paneling to go along with them! If we end up staying in this home for awhile, I think it's a must do!
T.G.I.F.!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!




I LOVE Dr. Suess! I work with kindergarteners, so today was especially fun....listening to his stories, watching his movies, and making fun "Cat in the Hat" projects. His books were among the first that I started to collect for my kids, and I never seem to tire of reading them. I love them all, but my favorites are probably The Cat in the Hat,
and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
This morning, when I had no time at all to be getting on Pinterest, I decided I had to start a Dr. Suess board. I just love all the colors, the whimsy, the tongue twisters, and just plain silliness. Thought I'd share a little of the fun tonight. :)

Here's a portrait of the creative genius himself!

Is this a truffula tree cake?

Pinwheels

Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes. I want to make these for my twin nephews, Lian & Kai.

I love this quote.

Some lucky kid has this in his/her room!

Another great quote.......They're actually endless!

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.......clock.

I want to have a "Cat in the Hat" party!

Ooohh....I need this. The kids I work with would love it!

Oh man......Converse?!

I wish I would have done this. Can I fit my ten year old in that bucket?! :)

I think I could give my kids an inspirational quote every day for the rest of their school career!

Some of his greats........

Fun buttons

I want this bag for school.

Who doesn't love bunting anyway.

More greats!

I could go on and on........
Can't wait to grab some......

And go see......

Have a super weekend!! :)